Plan a Vacation: Feel Better, Live Longer and Be Happier

Let that statement soak in for a minute. Translation: People who take vacations live longer.

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People who take vacations have lower stress levels, less risk of heart disease, increased mental power, improved family relationships, and a sense of greater well being.  Just the act of planning your next vacation is enough to boost your happiness level.  Studies by the American Psychological Association, the University of Vienna, Syracuse University, Psychology and Health, and a host of other scientific journals and organization support these happy facts and conclusions (just Google it yourself and you will find reliable source after reliable source).

“What we found is that people who vacation more frequently in the past 12 months have a lowered risk for metabolic syndrome and metabolic symptoms,” says Bryce Hruska, an assistant professor of public health at Syracuse University’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. “Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. If you have more of them you are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. This is important because we are actually seeing a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease the more vacationing a person does. Because metabolic symptoms are modifiable, it means they can change or be eliminated.”  ScienceDaily.com.

Let that statement soak in for a minute.  Translation: People who take vacations live longer.

Vacation time is available to more than 80% of full-time employees in the United States, but fewer than half actually use the time they have earned.  Most of American workers said in a survey that they cannot take their vacation time because their workloads are too heavy or that there was no one to cover for them should they be gone. Others are afraid that the use of vacation time shows a lack of interest in the business and their job.

But the opposite is true.  The more vacation hours people take, the better their work reviews are and the less likely they are to leave the company or be terminated.  Attitudes and appreciation improve when we feel better.  Concentration is enhanced and results bolstered.

Although there is always work to do, there is no question by experts in all fields that time away from our responsibilities increases productivity, happiness and well, it simply makes us nicer to be around!  Aside from being supported by science, it makes sense.  Takeaway: Vacation more, be happier, feel better, live longer.  Truth that we love and live for at HappyintheKeys.

Our mission at HappyintheKeys is to provide the very best vacation rental home for your vacation in paradise – the Florida Keys.  With the island vibe and laid back style completely unique to the Keys, there is no better place to vacation in the continental United States.  Our 5 luxury vacation rental homes in Marathon, Florida and its sister key, Key Colony Beach are exceptional in every way. 

So even though our business is luxury vacation rental homes in the Florida Keys, our end goal is to help you live longer and be happier!!! The science proves it. 

Take a few minutes and look over our five amazing homes and find your favorite, fill out your booking dates and details and you will instantly be happier.  It is a scientific fact. 

Peace, Love and Vacations
Martie, Kim & Layla

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